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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:47 PM
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Gulf oil rig owner apologizes for calling 2010 'best year' ever (CNN)
Source: CNN

Gulf oil rig owner apologizes for calling 2010 'best year' ever
By The CNN Wire Staff
April 4, 2011 1:05 p.m. EDT

(CNN) -- The owner of the Gulf of Mexico oil rig that exploded last year, killing 11 workers and leading to what has been called the worst oil spill ever, said Monday that calling 2010 its "best year" in safety "may have been insensitive."

Transocean Ltd., in a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, said hefty bonuses and raises to top executives were based in part on the company's "performance under safety" last year.

"We acknowledge that some of the wording in our 2010 proxy statement may have been insensitive in light of the incident that claimed the lives of eleven exceptional men last year and we deeply regret any pain that it may have caused," Transocean said in a statement to CNN. "Nothing in the proxy was intended to minimize this tragedy or diminish the impact it has had on those who lost loved ones. Everyone at Transocean continues to mourn the loss of these friends and colleagues."

The statement did not address the controversy over the decision to give out cash awards despite the oil spill disaster.

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Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/04/04/gulf.spill.bonuses/ind...
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:48 PM
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1. Yeah, sry
Whaddya mean, "donate your bonus"?! I earned that, goddammit!
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:54 PM
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2. "may have been insensitive"?
Perish the thought!
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:58 PM
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3. A pig cares about nothing, but more for himself.
People are just the same as any other tool to the beancounters.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:03 PM
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4. probably not so for the eleven dead on his oil rig, you think?
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 03:04 PM by spanone
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NICO9000 Donating Member (574 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:10 PM
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5. If 2010 was their "best" year for safety...
... I'd hate to see the stats for their worst year

:mad:

I guess one could consider the remarks of this jackass a Freudian slip, but you just know he's speaking his evil little mind. If he hadn't been busted on these comments, he would have never "apologized".
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:12 PM
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6. well, there you go. alls right in his padded world. eleven people
are right now sitting in their houses eating dinner with their family because of his non apology apolgy. 'might' have been insensitive? They deliberately collectively chose that as their justification and it was a MIDDLE FINGER to the world. Don't ever forget that.
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blindpig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:17 PM
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7. Ain't Capitalism grand?

When is enough enough?
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:20 PM
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8. soul-less scum
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:30 PM
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9. "I'm sorry we put that in writing in a public statement."
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:25 PM
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10. Who is apologizing to? The "small people"?.
Betcha he wishes he had his life back, eh?
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